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  • A guide to smoke alarms

    Working smoke alarms will be your saving voice. To make sure this voice is heard, follow the 3 essential steps. Check your smoke alarms to make sure they work Choose the correct smoke alarm Install your alarm in the correct places Checking...
  • Buyer Beware: Weatherside Cladding

    Home buyer beware: Weatherside Cladding As an inspection company that was established over ten years ago we have seen more than our fair share of properties. When speaking to home buyers we’re often surprised that they either,...
  • Dampness & Mould

    Dampness and mould are common throughout New Zealand homes, and a lot of the time this is as a result of everyday living. Mould thrives in damp conditions, and requires moisture to survive.   While a small amount of mould is not likely to...
  • Swimming pools & the implications of the 2016 Amendment Act

    Summer is fast approaching, and that only means one thing- swimming!  However, if you are lucky enough to have a pool or spa on your property then you need to be aware of the changes to requirements for pool compliancy. The Building (Pools)...
  • Buyer Beware: Dux Qest Plumbing

    Home buyer beware: Dux Qest Plumbing     Dux Qest is another product you need to be aware of if you’re in the market to purchase property. Notorious for spontaneously failing and causing leaks throughout homes in New Zealand,...
  • Tenants & Unrecorded Building Work

    Building work that was carried out prior to the 1st July 1992 required a building permit. For work that was completed after this date a building consent was required together with a Code Compliance Certificate for final sign off. Where work has...

Recent News

  • Understanding Monolithic Cladding and the 'Leaky Home' Crisis

      Homes constructed using a variety of plaster clad system including solid plaster, Harditex, or polystyrene systems are commonly referred to as monolithic. Houses built particularly between the late 1980’s and 2004 are more...
  • Asbestos

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibre found in certain types of rock. It was used in a variety of building products including Decramastic tiles before 1985, Super 6 roofing, fibre cement claddings, shingles, fire rated putty, vinyl kitchen and...